June 15, 2015
Dominic Esposito Appointed Director of Sponsored Programs and Research
It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mr. Dominic Esposito as the Director of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPAR), effective July 13, 2015. Our new colleague holds an MS in Computer Science and has eighteen years of experience in the field of sponsored programs, fifteen of them within CUNY. His career started at the Office of Sponsored Programs at Lehman College, where he used technology to streamline processes and increase productivity. As Associate Director, he created and led faculty workshops and implemented a service model essential to the pre-award grant application process. Mr. Esposito was a Project Associate on a multi-million dollar U.S. Department of Education GEAR UP grant where he distributed almost 1,000 computers to families in the Bronx and consequently trained them for best use practices. In 2010 he became the Director of Operations and Research at the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), housed at Baruch. At CIDR, he was an integral part of the Institute where he managed grants, research projects, proposals and pre- and post-award activities.
Mr. Esposito joins Baruch from the Office of Grants Administration, Manhattan College, where he served as inaugural Director. During his tenure there, Mr. Esposito built the foundation for a robust research environment through outreach, training, program conceptualization, and proposal development. He formed the Grants Administration Advisory Panel, a multi-disciplinary group of faculty who develop grant related policies and procedures; sent outgoing applications through an internal peer-review process to increase success rates; invited faculty members to share experiences at roundtables; and maintained a funded application archive that provided grant seekers essential resources. His notable successes include National Science Foundation grants issued through the Robert Noyce Scholarship and Scholarships in STEM programs and New York State funds that supported underrepresented students in the School of Science through the Collegiate Technology Science Program (CSTEP).
Mr. Esposito has fostered national collaborations. He represented Manhattan College at Town & Gown symposia hosted by the New York City Department of Design and Construction and the University Transportation Research Center, Region II, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. Mr. Esposito regularly presents at the National Council for University Research Administrators (NCURA) and the Society for Research Administrators (SRA), where he currently serves as the President of the Northeast Section. Mr. Esposito is a Certified Research Administrator and an expert in project development and administration, legal requirements, financial management, and general sponsored program management.
We look forward to the leadership that this talented, accomplished, and dedicated new colleague will bring to our Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPAR).
Dave Christy, PhD
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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